Ahead of the Curve
A New Speaker Series from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
In our dynamic world, the pursuit of health equity is both valiant and never complete. Generations of public health leaders have devoted themselves to the ultimate goal of a healthier, more equitable world for all. Bringing contemporary leaders to share their insights, vision, and perseverance is the principle of Ahead of the Curve, a new speaker series from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The series launches in the fall of 2020 with a focus on personal storytelling from dynamic leaders during a pandemic and beyond.
All events are free and open to the public.
Resilient Leadership in a Dynamic World
Tuesday, November 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tonya Allen, MPH and MSW '96, President and CEO of The Skillman Foundation
Tonya Allen, a serial “idea-preneur,” serves as The Skillman Foundation’s president & chief executive officer. Her two-decade-long career has centered on pursuing, executing and investing in ideas that improve her hometown of Detroit and increase opportunities for its people, especially children, who live in under-resourced communities. In her current role, Allen aligns the complexities of education reform, urban revitalization, and public policy to improve the well-being of Detroit’s and the nation’s children.
Read more in Tonya's We Are Michigan Public Health profile
Listen to Tonya on the Population Healthy podcast episode "A City of Resilience; Public Health in Detroit"